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The Airborne Science Instrument Database provides details on the science instruments that have been used as part of NASA-funded airborne research.

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Currently displayed: instruments 1 - 20 of 30.

Title Acronymsort descending Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
Ku-band Radar Altimeter Carl Leuschen (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin Otter - GRC, C-130H - WFF Radar Sea Ice Surface Elevation
Spectrometer for Sky-Scanning, Sun-Tracking Atmospheric Research 4STAR Meloe S. Kacenelenbogen (Co-I) P-3 Orion - WFF, C-130H - WFF, Convair 580 NRC, Gulfstream G-1 (DOE), DC-8 - AFRC Spectrometer NO2, O3, H2O, Spectral Aerosol Optical Depth, Aerosol Extinction Angstrom Exponent, Aerosol Single Scattering Albedo, Aerosol Asymmetry Parameter, Aerosol Scattering phase function, Aerosol Size Distribution, Aerosol Complex Refractive Index, Cloud Optical Depth, Cloud droplet effective radius, Cloud Thermodynamic Phase, Cloud Liquid Water Content
Axial Cyclone Cloud-water Collector AC3 Ewan Crosbie (Co-I) C-130H - WFF, P-3 Orion - WFF, HU-25 Falcon - LaRC Ion Chromatography Aqueous concentrations of bulk cloud-water species (e.g., Sulfate, Nitrate, sodium, Ca+2, TOC, pH)
Airborne Earth Science Microwave Imaging Radiometer AESMIR Edward Kim (PI) C-130H - WFF, P-3 Orion - WFF Radiometer Imagery, Snow Thickness, Sea Ice Surface Elevation, H2O, Temperature
Airborne Topographic Mapper ATM William Krabill (Prev PI) C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin Otter - GRC, HU-25A Guardian - LaRC Lidar Topography
BroadBand Radiometers BBR Anthony Bucholtz (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, C-130H - WFF, WB-57 - JSC Radiometer Solar and IR radiative flux; Total, Direct, Diffuse Solar radiative flux
Continuous Flow Streamwise Thermal Gradient CCN Counter CFSTGC Richard Moore (PI) Balloon, P-3 Orion - WFF, C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, HU-25 Falcon - LaRC CN counter CCN
Cloud Integrating Nephelometer CIN Hermann Gerber (PI) C-130H - WFF, Citation, Twin Otter - GRC, WB-57 - JSC Optical particle counter Asymmetry Parameter, Optical Extinction Coefficient, Extinction-to-Backscatter Ratio
Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometer CIT-CIMS Paul Wennberg (PI) C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC CIMS HNO3, H2O2, CH3OOH, HCN, PAA, PNA, SO2
Cloud Spectrometer and Impactor CSI Andrew Heymsfield (PI) C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Counterflow virtual impactor, Spectrometer (in situ) Cloud Liquid Water Content, H2O (total)
Digital Mapping System DMS Jeffrey Myers (Mgr) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, C-130H - WFF, HU-25A Guardian - LaRC, Gulfstream V - NSF Camera Imagery
HOx Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometer HOxCIMS Christopher A. Cantrell (PI) C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC CIMS OH, HO2, HO2+RO2
Langley Aerosol Mass Spectrometer Langley HR-ToF-AMS Luke D. Ziemba (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, HU-25 Falcon - LaRC, C-130H - WFF Spectrometer (in situ) Aerosol Mass Concentrations of Organics, Sulfate, Nitrate, Ammonium, Chloride
Langley Cloud Probes Langley In-situ Cloud Richard Moore (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, C-130H - WFF, HU-25 Falcon - LaRC Particle imager Cloud Droplet Number and Size Distributions, Cloud Droplet Effective Radius and Variance, Precipitation Particle Number and Size Distribution, Cloud Liquid Water Content, Cloud Ice Water Content
Langley Single Particle Soot Photometer Langley SP2 Luke D. Ziemba (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF, C-130H - WFF Laser absorption Black carbon mass concentrations
Langley Wideband Integrated Bioaerosol Sensor Langley WIBS Luke D. Ziemba (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, C-130H - WFF Fluorescence Biological aerosol number concentration, biological aerosol fraction
Langley Aerosol Research Group Experiment LARGE-classic Edward L. Winstead (Mgr) DC-8 - AFRC, C-130H - WFF, P-3 Orion - WFF, HU-25 Falcon - LaRC, King Air B-200 - LaRC CN counter, Nephelometer, Optical particle counter Aerosol Number Concentration, Aerosol Size Distribution, Scattering Coefficient, Absorption Coefficient
Land, Vegetation and Ice Sensor LVIS J. Bryan Blair (PI) B-200 - LARC, C-130H - WFF, Cessna 402B, Citation, DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF Lidar Vegetation, Topography
NCAR NOxyO3 NOxyO3 Andrew Weinheimer (PI) C-130H - WFF, DC-8 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC Chemiluminescence NO, NO2, NOy, O3
Passive Active L- and S-band Sensor PALS Steven J Dinardo (PI) C-130H - WFF, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin Otter - GRC, DC-8 - AFRC Radar, Scatterometer, Radiometer Radar backscatter, Ocean Salinity, Soil Moisture

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